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A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
Hypertension: Essential hypertension is due to genetic/hereditary issues. It means that the cause of high blood pressure is not due to any reversible causes - fix it and it goes away. Many patients require several medications to control their blood pressure adequately. Thanks mom and dad. ...Read more
Essential hypertension is Hypertension in which there are no causes to be found. It is also called Primary or Idiopathic Hypertension
But having said that there are some common factors in some
Race It is more common in Black people
Too much salt intake in some
Cerain Meds like NSAid like Motrin and Naproxen Sodium, corticosteroid, Antidepressants.BCPs, decongestants, ...Read more
Essential hpt: I'm not familiar with the word "unspecified" as applied to the diagnosis of essential hypertension which means high blood pressure not caused by other abnormalities such as kidney disease, glandular abnormalities, etc. Essential hypertension often runs in families and physicians usually order several tests to make sure that the hypertension is not caused by other conditions. Medications control it. ...Read more
High blood pressure: The definition of essential (or primary) hypertension is a sustained elevation in systemic arterial blood pressure that is not due to some other cause. If it has some other cause (a side effect of a drug or a symptom of another disease) then it's secondary hypertension. ...Read more
Essential Hypertensi: Essential hypertension (also called primary hypertension or idiopathic hypertension) is the form of hypertension that has no identifiable cause. It is the most common type of hypertension, affecting 95% of hypertensive patients. It tends to be familial and is likely to be the consequence of an interaction between environmental and genetic factors. ...Read more
Long Term Things: If the blood pressure is less than perhaps 200 (on the top number - systolic) then the worries are almost all long-term issues. Damage to the heart, kidneys, and brain are all to be expected with chronic high blood pressure. Damage to other organs often follows these 3. ...Read more
Essential Hypertensi: Essential hypertension (also called primary hypertension or idiopathic hypertension) is the form of hypertension that has no identifiable cause. It is the most common type of hypertension, affecting 95% of hypertensive patients, it tends to be familial and is likely to be the consequence of an interaction between environmental and genetic factors. ...Read more
Is it possible that any body help me and give me the historical background of essential hypertension?
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Complicated: Kidneys normally help regulate BP by producing a hormone: renin which leads to prodction of angiotensin, a potent vessel constrictor. Most patients with essential HTN have high renin levels but since the 1970s it has been recognized that a subset have low levels. Some produce too much aldosterone (another hormone) but many don't. For those who don't, treatment for lreh is the same as for everyone. ...Read more
Yes: Basically, it's the medical term for it. ...Read more
2nd HTN Vs Essential: Secondary hypertension is secondary to a know cause. There are hundreds. The cause of essential hypertension is unknown. There are hundreds of hypothesis as to what it is due to tho. Some facts: runs in families, tends to be sensititive to diet salt intake, the higher the BP the shorter time you live and the greater the % of life you spend with heart disease, stroke, renal failure etc. ...Read more
Is hypertension with my age most likely secondary or essential? Especially with no family history.
19 years old: At your age, there should be a careful search for reversible causes (ie secondary HTN). That said, in the majority of cases, no cause will be found. Artifactual HTN should be ruled out by carefully measuring BP at home multiple times. Kidney disease must be ruled out. How's your body mass index? ...Read more
Just diagnosed with hypertension. 23 years old. Slightly underweight, extremely active, and eat mostly at home very healthy. Essential or secondary?
Needs more data: Family history, your history, exam of heart, aorta, pulses, kidneys, thyroid etc. ...Read more
Healthy lifestyle: Weight loss, exercise and salt restriction may be helpful for some patients but the majority of patients need medication. It's much safer to treat high blood pressure with medication than it is to get a stroke for not treating. Healthy lifestyle should always be our first choice if we have that luxury. Don't wait too long though. ...Read more
Hypertension: Yes. It can be. Essential hypertension is the most common form of high blood pressure. It means there is not a secondary cause for the hypertension. It is usually very treatable but like any other chronic condition can be life-threatening if ignored or not treated appropriately. ...Read more
Yes: Essential hypertension is blood pressure problems that can occur in someone who has a genetic predisposition or if they have risk factors, such as heart disease, obesity. Etc. It can be controlled with medications, maintaining a good exercise routine. It can occur in pregnancy also. Eclampsia is the hypertension related to pregnancy and is different. All can be controlled with adequate care. ...Read more
How likely is it that I have essential hypertension (vs. Secondary) as an adult when both parents did not?
Hypertension is about twice as common in subjects who have one or two hypertensive parents and multiple epidemiologic studies suggest that genetic factors account for approximately 30 percent of the variation in blood pressure in various populations.
I find, however, that frequently patients will have parents that have hypertension that has simply not been diagnosed. ...Read more
Had eclampsia in 1st preg, hypertension in 2nd which led to foetal death at 29wks. Now diagnosed with essential hypertension. Pregnant now. Help?
High risk pregnancy: You'll need to be under the care of a high risk pregnancy specialist. These doctors are called perinatologists. You'll need a consultation as soon as possible and be sure to follow all their advice and recommendations. ...Read more
Heart failure: The heart consists of four chambers, left and right atriums, left and right ventricles. Left heart failure means the left ventricle fails to work, meaning failure to pump out the blood flow to meet the body demanding. It can be caused by cardiomyopathy, severe aortic stenosis or severe mitral valve regurgitation, etc. Essential HTN is opposite to secondary htn. That means no cause found now. ...Read more
My husband is 85 and diagnosed with essential hypertension, chronic, cheonicity; peripheral angioplasty, and is having an echocardiogram this week.
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